The month of October is full of interesting and fun Sisterhood events. So clear your calendars, and get ready to spend some quality time with your sisters and friends.
We will start off the month with the Sisterhood Board meeting on Thursday, October 4, 7pm at my house. Although this is of more interest to Board members, any TAS member who wishes to attend is welcome. If you aren't a Board member and would like to join us, please let me know (email or call) so that I can borrow enough chairs from Jackie to seat everyone.
Here are the rest of the activities for October:
MahJongg Tournament: Sunday, October 7 email Phyllis Bigelson at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Ballot Proposition Presentation by the League of Women Voters: Sunday October 14, 9:30 am - $5 fee (waived for Sisterhood members and Friends of Sisterhood).
And while only paid members and paid Friends of Sisterhood are invited to our
Paid-up "Brunch for Dinner" on Thursday, October 25 at 6pm, everyone will find something of interest at the Holiday Boutique on Sunday October 28 (10am-3pm). Make time for one or more of the October events.
Sisterhood membership packets were emailed to all Temple members on September 26. The packets include a one page calendar of events, a flyer for the Paid-up event, a Membership Form you can print and mail back, and a link for easy online registration. The online Sisterhood membership registration link is http://www.tassisterhood.org/join-us.html
Within the next few days you will be receiving another email from me with links and information on how you can sign up to help out at the Holiday Boutique. So please watch for that email.
Thanks for your support of the TAS Sisterhood.
As we give thanks for the harvest and the bounty of nature, please consider joining your sisters and friends in celebration of Sukkot on Thursday, September 27. If you haven't already done so please RSVP to email@example.com today! Check out the Sukkot flyer.
This week our featured Jewish woman scientist is Ruth Arnon, an Israeli biochemist, immunologist and co-developer of the drug Copaxone®, a medication used to treat multiple sclerosis. Ruth was born in Tel Aviv in 1933. She studied chemistry at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, receiving her Master of Science from there in 1955. Ruth then served two years in the military as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces. She continued her education at the Weizmann Institute where she studied for her doctorate under Michael Sela. The working relationship that formed between Arnon and Sela led to the two inventing the first synthetic antigen. Together with Devorah Teitelbaum, Arnon and Sela discovered that this synthetic antigen could suppress a disease, similar to multiple sclerosis, in animals. After 30 years of research and experimentation the antigen was approved for medical use as Copaxone. It is considered to be Ruth's largest contribution to science so far, and her contributions are still being made. Ruth Arnon is currently a Professor of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute. She continues to work on the development of anti-influenza and anti-cancer vaccines.
I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Sisterhood's first event of the 2018-2019 year is our annual Sukkot celebration.
Enjoy our traditional harvest festival in Jo Schwartz's sukkah with Sisterhood, Cantor Ken and a few surprises on Thursday, September 27 at 7pm.This is always a fun (and yummy) event.
A-L please bring dessert; M-Z please bring an appetizer.
RSVP by September 20 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Address will be provided upon RSVP.
Here is a link to a flyer for the Sukkot event
Continuing the series of bios on amazing Jewish women, this week I bring you Rosalind Franklin. Franklin had an incredible mind. Born in 1920, she grew up in London. She graduated from Cambridge in 1941 and earned her Ph.D. in 1945. She became an accomplished X-ray crystallographer and worked on X-ray diffraction studies, which would eventually facilitate the double helix theory of the DNA. Her work led to the discovery of the DNA double helix for which James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962. Watson suggested that Franklin would have ideally been awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with Wilkins, but the Nobel Committee does not make posthumous nominations, and unfortunately, Franklin died in 1958 of ovarian cancer. After finishing her work on DNA, Franklin led pioneering work on the molecular structures of viruses. Her team member Aaron Klug continued her research, winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1982. Wow! Two Nobel prizes came out of Franklin's work!
Hope to see you at Sukkot!
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